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Sacred Space tour of Al Huda Foundation

April 26 saw the latest in the CIC’s Sacred Space tour, to al Huda Foundation in Fishers.

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CIC hosts congregation emergency preparedness workshops

CIC hosts congregation emergency preparedness workshops

August 24th: The Center for Interfaith Cooperation hosted the first of a series of workshops on congregation’s emergency preparedness, organized by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Congressman Andre Carson’s office

An Exploration of Psalms

An Exploration of Psalms

“The Psalms are hymns of praise to God for his power and beneficence, for his creation of the world, and for his past acts of deliverance for Israel.”

A vision launched: The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition takes off

A vision launched: The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition takes off

The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition is a collaboration between religious leaders, mental health care providers, community service organizations and government agencies. January 18th more than …

Faith and Family:  Living Room Dialogue at  Mount Zion Baptist Church   

Faith and Family:  Living Room Dialogue at Mount Zion Baptist Church  

“Throughout the evening guests felt welcomed, inspired, and surrounded by love. The Baptist way of worship and family life provides a model for success: the application of proven principles. Thank you, Mount Zion.”

George Kelley draws inspiration from the Interfaith Banquet

George Kelley draws inspiration from the Interfaith Banquet

“So to inoculate the world against the ignorant bigotry that is vomited at political rallies and draws this sickening behavior out of people I would like to challenge anyone reading this to do a few things. Some of which we were charged by KP Singh to do at the dinner.”

Inaugural Indianapolis Sikh Day Parade

Inaugural Indianapolis Sikh Day Parade

Beards and turbans abounded on October 10 with the first Sikh Day Parade in Indianapolis. Governor Mike Pence was in attendance, and surprised CIC board member KP Sign with the “Sagamore of the Wabash,” the highest award bestowed by the state of Indiana.

A Sikh reflects on the historic significance of KP Singh

A Sikh reflects on the historic significance of KP Singh

Hardarshan Singh Valia, one of the world’s most respected coal scientists, attended the Center for Interfaith Cooperation’s 2nd Interfaith Banquet. Dr. Valia reflects on the significance of KP Singh being named the Interfaith Ambassador of the Year:

Interfaith Lunch & Learn: Micha Feldmann on the Ethiopian Exodus

Interfaith Lunch & Learn: Micha Feldmann on the Ethiopian Exodus

On March 3th, the Indiana Interchurch Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation hosted a talk by Micha Feldmann, one of the chief architects of the massive migration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s and early 1990s.

A prayer for peace from the Jewish Tradition

A prayer for peace from the Jewish Tradition

CIC board member Gadi Boukai offered this prayer for peace at the January 16th interfaith celebration of MLK Day at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.

Reports from CIC’s Interfaith Lecture Series

Reports from CIC’s Interfaith Lecture Series

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation co-sponsored several events with Indianapolis universities as part of its Interfaith Lecture Series. Global Indy’s SPEA Scholars filed these reports.

Lively discussion after “Arranged” screening

Lively discussion after “Arranged” screening

A Different View Film Series kicked off August 20 with a screening of “Arranged.” Two young women – one an Orthodox Jew, the other Muslim – learn they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages. It was a great film, but everyone agreed that even better was the discussion afterward.

Bangladeshi American Alliance health and resource fair

Bangladeshi American Alliance health and resource fair

May 2nd nearly a hundred Bangladeshis came to the Interchurch Center to learn about healthcare options, consult privately with Bangla-speaking physicians, and enjoy a spring day with families and friends

KP Singh’s remarks at the State Bicentennial Celebration

KP Singh’s remarks at the State Bicentennial Celebration

Many of CIC’s friends and board members were guests of Governor-elect Eric Holcomb and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at “Ignite the Future” … an interfaith …

Images of Buddhist tours

Images of Buddhist tours

On August 6th, over 20 people attended CIC’s Sacred Space Tour of the An Lac Temple and Soka Gakkai Buddhist Centre. Visitors learned about the different varieties of Buddhism that have taken root in Indy and marveled at the beautiful art and environment of the temples.

Congolese refugees initiative

Congolese refugees initiative

One of the exciting initiatives CIC is proud to support is Kizito Kalima’s outreach to newly arrived Congolese refugees resettling in Indianapolis. October 24 Kizito joined students at Butler, Sister Stella and IRSC’s Tendayi Bwititi to work with Congolese youth

Anita Lerche enchants in many languages

Anita Lerche enchants in many languages

CIC Board members and Interfaith Ambassador KP Singh offers this report on a performance by Anita Lerche on July 27.

“Fight ISIS by supporting Muslims in your community”

“Fight ISIS by supporting Muslims in your community”

Say David Carlson: “The Center for Interfaith Cooperation offers vibrant leadership and regular educational programming. Indiana Muslims are being invited to the houses of worship of followers of other religions more frequently now than ever before.”

IRSC + friends + SPARK = All-IN

IRSC + friends + SPARK = All-IN

On September 18 CIC’s Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps organized a big party for immigrant Indy. People of all faiths and nationalities gathered around Monument Circle to celebrate Indianapolis as a welcoming and diverse city with music, food, prizes and more!

Punjab News Express on the Interfaith Banquet

Punjab News Express on the Interfaith Banquet

Indian-born and former student of Arts College in Sector 10, Chandigarh, Indianapolis-based renowned artist Kanwal Prakash Singh was conferred with the prestigious CIC Interfaith Ambassador of the Year 2016 Award … hometown boy makes good!

Yoga & the Spiritual Trail

Yoga & the Spiritual Trail

Sophie Zinn shares her experiences leading a hike along the Spiritual Trail that focused on the practice of yoga

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